April 2023: Behind the Artist- Contemporary Abstract Landscape Artist Interview

Contemporary Abstract Landscape Artist

Recently Sophie Skelton from Behind the Artist invited me to chat with her about my work as a contemporary abstract landscape painter and how I became an artist.

Contemporary Abstract Landscape Artist

Flaxen, 2023, oil paint, charcoal and oil bar on board, 40x40cm

On Being a Contemporary Abstract Landscape Artist

It’s always a compliment when people reach out to understand my work and life as an artist better. I’ve been working on this current body of paintings for a few years now and this is the first time I’ve been approached as a contemporary abstract landscape artist

This is because I am an abstract artist and my current work incorporates rock landscapes specifically which crosses into the contemporary abstract landscape artist box which is new for me. It adds a new dimension to my broader portfolio of work and I think it’s an area of painting I will explore further.

Contemporary Abstract Landscape Artist

Slow Time, oil paint & oil bar on canvas, 75x75cm

In this interview, I chat about how I became an artist as well as my experience of being an artist so far and where this journey has taken me. I also discuss my inspirations and influences which range from my mom who is an artist to my time performing globally with Riverdance. 

During the interview, I was asked what is it I like about abstract art and how I came to work in contemporary abstraction. I share my painting process which is habitual and is an integral part of my studio practice and the importance of this in terms of making and creating.

Find the full interview here

Contemporary Abstract Landscape Artist

Rock Roulette,2022, oil paint, charcoal and oil bar on linen, 80x80cm

Aisling Drennan is an award-winning abstract artist with a London, UK-based art studio.

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